[CQ-Contest] Its not the Sunspots folks
Richard F DiDonna NN3W
richnn3w at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 00:58:17 EDT 2016
I agree that its a DX contest. But what does DX stand for? My
recollection is that DX is a ham's abbreviation for "distance".
So by that measure, where is the rationale in rewarding a QSO between
Toronto and Buffalo (68 miles) two points, or a QSO between Munich and
Venice (199 miles) one point, but a QSO between Boston and (2300 miles)
73 Rich NN3W
On 11/1/2016 9:05 PM, Ed Sawyer wrote:
> W0MU asked: "Why does the USA always get "punished"?" in the CQ WW Contest.
> Answer: Because it's a DX contest! A better question is, why are we all
> forced to work a station in our country just to get country credit for our
> own country? Wouldn't it be way more efficient to just get automatic credit
> for our country and zone?
> The point of CQ WW DX - That's "World Wide DX"- is to seek out and work DX.
> Its not to fill up the log with domestic Qs. There are plenty of contests
> all year long to do that.
> Ed N1UR
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